I have a 2006 and have 17890 miles on it and so far it is doing great, love the power and when pulling the RV. The ride is vary good for a one ton Crew Cab Dually truck.
What do the people in Australia think of our King Ranch? I thank they are one sweet ride. Good luck on you buy.
Thank you WD40, and all others that respond... The King Ranch model looks like a little more chrome, as in the mirrors, exhaust tip, grill, bits and pieces, and a fancier dash and leather interior..... Which is reeeeeel niiiiice...!! I have never seen another "King Ranch" F-350 here in Australia, so I don't really know what the upgrade costs??? What does it cost there in the good old US of A???
This one is a new 2006, with a coil front suspension, fold up seats and cargo or bed base tray under the back seats of the Crew Cab... Extended power Mirrors with lights and indicators, lights across the top, Alcoa style alloy Truck Wheels, leather and full dash of toys and stereo, so really it is just a dressed up 350 with leather interior. I really like the look of the two tone paint, but anyway what is the pricing difference of the truck there in America?
You would be SHOCKED to find out what I am paying here. Try this on:
$117,000 Aus which is X .74 U.S. so $86,580 U.S. Dollars. However, now that you catch your breath a little, that is less about $12,000 for the conversion to Right hand drive and Compliancing to Aus ADR, and about $12,000 Freight, that drops it to $62,580... Figure they are making maybe $10,000 on the truck to bring it over, that makes it $52,000..... So now, break my heart and tell me what you can buy a loaded "King Ranch" F-350 Dually Crew Cab with bed liner for in America?????
Unfortunately if you want a new nice twuck, chew got no choices over here on this little big island...
By the way, Thank all of you for your kind and considerate answers. This is a big purchase decision for me, my first NEW Ford, if I go through with it...!!
Lone Ranger in Oz....